hypocritical : Common Errors in English

About hypocritical

“Hypocritical” has a narrow, very specific meaning. It describes behavior or speech that is intended to make one look better or more pious than one really is. It is often wrongly used to label people who are merely narrow-minded or genuinely pious. Do not confuse this word with “hypercritical,” which describes people who are picky.

hypocritical Meaning(s)

  • (s) professing feelings or virtues one does not have

hypocritical in News

  1. Column: When illogical policy seems to work

    By Anatole Kaletsky (Reuters) - It's cynical, manipulative and hypocritical, and it looks like it is going to work. How often do you hear a sentence like this, to describe a government initiative or economic policy? Not often enough. The media and a surprisingly high proportion of business leaders, financiers and economic analysts seem to believe that policies which are dishonest, intellectually ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Column: When illogical policy seems to work - Kaletsky

    By Anatole Kaletsky (Reuters) - It's cynical, manipulative and hypocritical, and it looks like it is going to work. How often do you hear a sentence like this, to describe a government initiative or economic policy? Not often enough. The media and a surprisingly high proportion of business leaders, financiers and economic analysts seem to believe that policies which are dishonest, intellectually ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. MISCELLANEOUS MUSINGS by Brad Rich

    Drop the hypocritical idiocy or actually do something
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Tideland News

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